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NASA/DoD aerospace knowledge diffusion research project. VIII - The role of the information intermediary in the diffusion of aerospace knowledgeThe U.S. aerospace industry is experiencing profound changes created by a combination of domestic actions and circumstances such as airline deregulation. Other changes result from external trends such as emerging foreign competition. These circumstances intensify the need to understand the production, transfer, and utilization of knowledge as a precursor to the rapid diffusion of technology. This article presents a conceptual framework for understanding the diffusion of aerospace knowledge. The framework focuses on the information channels and members of the social system associated with the aerospace knowledge diffusion process, placing particular emphasis on aerospace librarians as information intermediaries.
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Pinelli, Thomas E.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Kennedy, John M.
(Indiana University Bloomington, United States)
Barclay, Rebecca O.
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States)
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August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
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Publication: Science and Technology Libraries
Volume: 11
Issue: 2, Wi
ISSN: 0194-264X
Subject Category
Documentation And Information Science
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